There are 9 ways to get from Ancona to Barcelona by plane, train, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly from Ancona  •  7h 27m

  1. Fly from Ancona (AOI) to Barcelona (BCN) AOI - BCN

51€ - 233€

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Train to Bologna, fly  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the train from Ancona to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Barcelona (BCN) BLQ - BCN

49€ - 638€

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Train to Rome, fly  •  9h 6m

  1. Take the train from Ancona to Roma Termini
  2. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Barcelona (BCN) FCO - BCN

51€ - 322€

Train, train to Florence, fly  •  7h 52m

  1. Take the train from Ancona to Bologna Centrale
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  3. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Barcelona (BCN) FLR - BCN

69€ - 319€

Train  •  15h 29m

  1. Take the train from Ancona to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Grenoble Tgv
  3. Take the train from Grenoble to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud Ter
  4. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Barcelona-Sants Tgv / ...

152€ - 286€

Bus  •  24h

  1. Take the bus from Ancona to Bologna, Bologna 420 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bologna to Barcelona Nord Barcelona - Bologna

Train, car ferry  •  27h 29m

  1. Take the train from Ancona to Bologna Centrale Fb / ...
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Genova Brignole Re
  3. Take the car ferry from Genoa to Barcelona

100€ - 199€

Bus via Florence  •  45h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Ancona to Florence, Florence 504
  2. Take the bus from Florence to Barcelona

168€ - 231€

Drive  •  12h 42m

  1. Drive from Ancona to Barcelona 1353.9 km

180€ - 270€

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The cheapest way to get from Ancona to Barcelona is to train and fly which costs 50€ - 330€ and takes 9h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Ancona to Barcelona is to train and fly which costs 45€ - 650€ and takes 6h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ancona to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Ancona and arriving at Barcelona Nord via Bologna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h.

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No, there is no direct train from Ancona to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Ancona and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Torino Porta Susa, Grenoble and Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 29m.

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The distance between Ancona and Barcelona is 960 km. The road distance is 1353.9 km.

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The best way to get from Ancona to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 15h 29m and costs 150€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 7h 27m to get from Ancona to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Ancona to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Ancona station.

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Ancona to Barcelona train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Ancona station.

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Map of how to get from Ancona to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 960.1 km
  • Duration: 7h 27m

What companies run services between Ancona, Italy and Barcelona, Spain?

Lufthansa, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from Ancona to Barcelona every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ancona to Barcelona via Torino Porta Susa, Grenoble, and Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud in around 15h 29m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Ancona to Barcelona via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 430€
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Rome to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 230€
Flights from Rome to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
30€ - 230€
Flights from Florence to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 750€
Flights from Florence to Barcelona via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 750€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Ancona to Barcelona via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Flights from Ancona to Barcelona via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Flights from Rome to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 120€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 250€
Flights from Rome to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 280€
Flights from Florence to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 280€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Ancona to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 650€
Flights from Bologna to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 750€
Flights from Florence to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 650€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Ancona to Barcelona via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 430€
Flights from Rome to Barcelona via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 270€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 700€
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ancona to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
18€ - 25€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
40€ - 65€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 15€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
5€ - 8€
Base Standard
8€ - 12€
Base Premium
10€ - 15€
Train from Ancona to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
40€ - 55€
Base Standard
70€ - 95€
Base Premium
85€ - 120€
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ancona to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 28€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
25€ - 28€
Train from Ancona to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
33€ - 37€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
10€ - 12€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
34€ - 38€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ancona to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
13€ - 19€
Train from Ancona to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
17€ - 25€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
5€ - 8€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 10€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
3€ - 5€
Smart Low Cost
3€ - 6€
Smart Flex
7€ - 10€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 60€
1st Class
45€ - 60€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Grenoble to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 28€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
12€ - 18€
Rail 1st Class
19€ - 28€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Grenoble to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ancona to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ancona to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Bologna to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
20h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Florence to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
40h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150€ - 210€
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators

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The best way to get from Ancona to Barcelona is to fly which takes 7h 27m and costs 50€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 150€ - 290€ and takes 15h 29m, you could also bus, which costs and takes 24h.

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There is no direct flight from Ancona Airport to Barcelona Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 25m and has one stopover.

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Ancona to Barcelona bus services, operated by Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord, arrive at Barcelona Nord station.

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Ancona to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ancona to Barcelona is 1354 km. It takes approximately 12h 42m to drive from Ancona to Barcelona.

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easyJet, Transavia France, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Ancona Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 3453+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Ancona to Ancona Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 1€ - 4€.

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